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A Stone in Spain's ShoeThe Search for a Solution to the Problem of Gibraltar$
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Peter Gold

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780853232094

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317262

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Sovereignty and Sovereigns

Sovereignty and Sovereigns

December 1985-April 1986

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(p.97) Twelve Sovereignty and Sovereigns
Source:
A Stone in Spain's Shoe
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317262.012

This chapter discusses events between December 1985 and April 1986. These include the first meeting between Sir Geoffrey Howe and Francisco Fernández Ordóñez in 5 December 1985, to address the question of the future sovereignty of Gibraltar; Spain's entry into the European Community on 1 January 1986; the first anniversary of the full opening of the border on 5 February; Spain's 12 March referendum which resulted in a decision to stay in NATO; the Spanish Foreign Minister' visit to Portugal on 19 March, the first since both countries joined the European Community; and the King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia royal visit to Britain from 22 to 24 April.

Keywords:   sovereignty, European Community, NATO, Portugal, King Juan Carlos, Queen Sofia, royal visit

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